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Old March 13th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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lookin at a 99 1500 with 143K 318, auto, anyone know of any common problems, or things i should be looking into? the only thing im really concerned about drive train wise is the 46re trans, heard their hit and miss. and their problem is they dont flow fluid well so they get hot real fast????

its a sport model is that kinda like chevys z71 package? limited slip rear, skid plates etc...
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Old March 13th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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Mine rusted like crazy. I put a trans in mine at 60K miles. THey do not have a fuel line return, so if you run low on gas like all the time, the pump overheats and they wear out. The Front unit bearings can go out, but are easy to replace, buy them on ebay, not dealer because theyll be half the $. Axles good. Center axle disconect never gave me any trouble at all. Dist. cap is a real bitch to replace, but not inpossible, you need a stubby screw driver to unscew it. Engine had low oil pressure at 130K miles, so i did the old slip n slide with new bearings and oil pump, which kept pressure up for like a week. All and all, I'd buy my old one back which was a 96 if i could. I loved that truck.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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if your worried about the tranny run a after market trans cooler. unit bears are a pain in the ass, but DO NOT buy ones off ebay,auto zone, advance auto. go napa get a lift time you will save your self some cash in the long run if your gonna keep it longer then a year. just remember the you can only run atf +4 in the trans, thats where alot of people have trouble. the sport package is mostly a appearance package
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I had a 99 Sport with the 360. Bought it with 36k on it and sold with 45k on it. It was a sharp looking truck but seemed like one little thing after another. I did find it weird that I had to replace a wheel bearing with that low of miles. I also had to replace the heads. I don't recall everything about it but I do remember when ordering certain stuff the 99-01 (I think those are the years) Sports were the bastard child of parts. Mine was not limited slip/posi. I'm thinking my truck was just a lemon though.
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Ive got a 2000 with the 360 in it. Its got 260,000 miles on it. Trans and motor is fine never burns anyoil or anything. Only thing weve done is put a rear end in it. Dist. cap is a bitch to put on it. It doesnt have the limited slip in it either..
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my dads got a 01 with the same trans and knock on wood never have had to do any work to it (245k) the only thing with that truck is the hubs. my gramps has a 98 2500 sport 318 and the only problem with that is very sloppy steering it has 180k on it
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dodge v8s are known for having cracked heads. they crack right between the valve seats.
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dodge v8s are known for having cracked heads. they crack right between the valve seats.
known? really? my last 2nd gen had 253k miles with now problems, my 99 had 198 with no problems my 98 no problems. my uncles 96 same thing no problems. i know of 1 guy to have trouble and its do to changing the intake and over torquing the intake bolts as are 98% of problems. thats not chryslers fault.....
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known? really? my last 2nd gen had 253k miles with now problems, my 99 had 198 with no problems my 98 no problems. my uncles 96 same thing no problems. i know of 1 guy to have trouble and its do to changing the intake and over torquing the intake bolts as are 98% of problems. thats not chryslers fault.....
im with u on this never herd that happening
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have you ever had them off and crack checked? almost everyset we get in at our shop and crack check is cracked in at least one spot. not all leak yet but they will eventually. and not all crack but it is common.
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have you ever had them off and crack checked? almost everyset we get in at our shop and crack check is cracked in at least one spot. not all leak yet but they will eventually. and not all crack but it is common.
again its from over torquing the intake bolts. the magnum motors do have trouble with the belly pan gasket on the bottom of the intake. there is a tsb on the gasket.
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really? Over torqueing intake bolt causes a crack between the valve seats. Please explain?
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have you ever had them off and crack checked? almost everyset we get in at our shop and crack check is cracked in at least one spot. not all leak yet but they will eventually. and not all crack but it is common.
its called magnafluxing them jack wagon....... no crack check
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really? Over torqueing intake bolt causes a crack between the valve seats. Please explain?
do some research.... im not going to get in a pissing match e-fight. op im sorry for all this, this will be my last post here.
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its called magnafluxing them jack wagon....... no crack check
thanks captain obvious. I've been doin them ohhh just a few years now. And i've done first hand research black at the engine shop I work at. I bet i've seen about 10 pairs cracked this year alone. It took 4 sets trying to get a good set for one customer
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thanks captain obvious. I've been doin them ohhh just a few years now. And i've done first hand research black at the engine shop I work at. I bet i've seen about 10 pairs cracked this year alone. It took 4 sets trying to get a good set for one customer
yes they are knowen for cracking ive had 3 pairs crack before i went to a oil burner (diesel) all you have to do is a google search and you will find out the head problem..... intake pan gasket is another problem..... unit bearings is another problem...... and the trans is a problem also......
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yes they are knowen for cracking ive had 3 pairs crack before i went to a oil burner (diesel) all you have to do is a google search and you will find out the head problem..... intake pan gasket is another problem..... unit bearings is another problem...... and the trans is a problem also......
They are very pron to cracking! i went threw like 6 set last time i tired to get a good set..

Also look down the Throttle body and see if there is oil down there. That will tell you if the intake gasket is leaking.
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